If you've never tried a fresh scallop, then you have definitely been missing out on an incredible seafood treat. Scallops are one of the greatest delicacies when it comes to seafood fare, and no surprise, New Englanders know the best to way to enjoy them. Fried scallops are simple to make and are just plain delicious, nothing else compares. Once you have a taste of these sweet nuggets lightly breaded and fried, you won't want to eat anything else this summer. So let Drum Rock show you how we do a New England seafood staple - Fried Scallops. Fried Scallops
Ingredients: 12-20 medium-sized fresh or frozen scallops, shucked & cleaned
3 cups Fis-Chic Wonder Batter
1 cup of water
Oil for frying
Paper towels/bowls for draining Instructions: Make sure your scallops are completely defrosted before you start cooking so they hold as little water as possible, and drain them on paper towels slightly. 1. Fill the fryolator with oil and turn to 375° F. 2. Add about 2 1/2 cups of dry Fis-Chic to a large bowl for the dry coat. In another bowl, add about 1/2 a cup of dry Fis-Chic, and mix in about 1 cup of water to make the wet wash. You want a consistency that is similar to a thin pancake batter. 3. Coat the scallops, working in batches of about 6-8 scallops at a time. Place them in the wet mix and cover completely, then allow any excess to drip off before transferring to the dry mix. Make sure to dredge in the dry Fis-Chic thoroughly in order to get a nice crispy coat during frying.
4. Once the oil is up to temp, remove scallops from the dry dredge and carefully place in hot oil. They should take between 30 and 60 seconds to cook through, depending on the size.
5. Once cooked, remove from oil and place on paper towel or plate to drain. Cool slightly before serving.
These fried scallops are amazing all on their own, but if you want to add a little interest, then a bit of lemon juice or some tarter sauce will definitely do the trick. Simply delicious and totally addicting, once you've had scallops with Drum Rock you won't imagine eating them any other way!